Deep cultural diversity : a governance challenge /
- Publication info:
- Ottawa : University of Ottawa Press, c2008.
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- Deep cultural diversity : a governance challenge / Gilles Paquet.
- Main Author:
- Paquet, Gilles, 1936-
Ottawa : University of Ottawa Press, 2008
"Deep cultural diversity is an issue that has generated much debate in Canada in recent decades, but it is not clear that a general agreement had been reached about the best way to analyze this phenomenon, about the definition of the optimal degree of cultural diversity, and about the manner in which one might wish to regulate it. This book tackles these three sets of issues and questions the current policy of multiculturalism rooted in the perpetuation of differences, and makes the case for a policy of transculturalism, inspired by a philosophy of cosmopolitanism, and making the highest and best use of moral contracts and recombinant citizenship."--BOOK JACKET.
- Physical Description:
x, 225 p. : ill., ; 22 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 185-203) and index.
Table of Contents
- Introduction. Diversity as Weasel Word and Multiculturalism as Questionable
- Pt. I. Analyzing Diversity
- Ch. 1. Problematic of Cultural Pluralism
- Ch. 2. Intercultural Relations: A Myrdal-Tocqueville-Girard Interpretative Scheme / Gilles Paquet and Paul Laurent
- Ch. 3. Political Philosophy of Multiculturalism
- Pt. II. Optimizing Diversity
- Ch. 4. Multiculturalism as National Policy
- Ch. 5. Are There Limits to Diversity? / Gilles Paquet and Paul Reed
- Ch. 6. Diversity, Egalitarianism, and Cosmopolitanism
- Pt. III. Regulating Diversity
- Ch. 7. Moral Contract as Enabling Mechanism
- Ch. 8. Citizenship as Umbrella Strategy
- Ch. 9. Charter as Governance Challenge
- Conclusion: A Primer on the Governance of Cultures.